The Two Sides of Grace, part Three

Part Three of Mark Fox’s “The Two Sides of Grace”. Really, really good stuff here.

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* The Scriptural support for the two sides of grace…

Here are some of the Scripture verses connecting grace with the various aspects of God’s love and God’s power. Again, we must emphasize that many times when grace is mentioned in Scripture, it is referring to both aspects. This is consistent with the fact that these two aspects are quite literally intertwined and working together in concert to administer God’s will and God’s purpose in our lives. God is motivated by His unmerited love for us, and He acts through His unlimited power. His grace, extended to our lives, infuses those qualities within us and also compels us to exhibit them…

The “Love” side of grace…

God’s love TO us…
Romans 3:24 “(We) are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (i.e. “This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved…

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The Two Sides of Grace, part Two

Part Two of Mark Fox’s “The Two Sides of Grace”.

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In our last installment, we recognized the fact that God’s grace is like the two sides of the same coin. We need to see that Scriptural grace is not only God’s unmerited love, but it is also His unlimited power. To truly understand God’s grace (and how it impacts our lives) we must see, and embrace, both sides of grace.
In grace we see that God is motivated by love which causes Him to act in His unlimited power. As we study the Scriptures, we see that both sides of grace have ample support and application. We also see that both sides have the same manner of being administered to our lives and our life situations. This manner of application is found in God’s grace applied: 1) to us; 2) in us; and 3) through us.*
God pours out His immense love to us, as a prime example, in both…

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